EU ambassador tours the north

Monday, August 07, 2006 |  by Staff Writer
European Union Ambassador to Israel Ramiro Cibrian-Uzal visited sites in the north hit by rockets in Nahariya and Carmiel and was amazed by the force of the hits, the damage done, and the suffering inflicted on the population. He visited bomb shelters and gave out gifts for the residents: candy, toys, and T-shirts with the EU logo.

The ambassador said that “it is very clear that once you see the damage for yourself you have a better understanding of how destructive these missiles are, both small and large missiles. It is clear that there is severe damage. People fled and the cities are empty.”

The ambassador refrained from accusing Israel of using excessive force and said “there is no question that no country can afford her cities and lands to be attacked by missiles from another country. It is crucial to end hostilities immediately and we would like it if the Security Council put an end to all this. The position of the EU is that as soon as we get to a ceasefire, the better it will be for everyone, especially for the chances of achieving peace in the future.”

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